Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman: Turkish authorities and the US Central Intelligence Agency have blamed him for the Khashoggi murder.   Photograph: Reuters/Ahmed Yosri

The verdict in the trialof the Saudis accused of the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi will satisfy only senior figures in the kingdom wh(...)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: next year’s G20 summit will take place in Riyadh. Photograph:  HO/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP via Getty Images

Saudi Arabia has detained nine writers, journalists and bloggers in its latest round of a protracted crackdown on dissent. London-based Saudi rights (...)

Leonardo: Vitruvian Man at the Louvre. Photograph:  Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty

The exhibition that opened at the Louvre this week to mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death appears to have fulfilled his ambition “(...)

Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdul Salam meets   Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei  in Tehran.

Iran’s supreme leader has held a surprise meeting with a senior Yemeni Houthi rebel official, marking a major change at the highest level in Iran’s st(...)

Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul accused the authorities of holding them in solitary confinement, sexual assault and administering beatings and electric shocks. Photograph: Reuters

A prominent Saudi women’s rights activist has rejected an offer that would see her freed in return for agreeing to sign and record a statement saying (...)

Firefighters extinguish a fire following clashes between pro-government forces and separatists in the Mansoura district of  Aden, Yemen on Sunday. Photograph: Nabil Hasan/AFP/Getty Images

The seizure of the port city of Aden by South Yemeni separatists has deepened fundamental divisions between the chief regional partners in the devasta(...)

 Huda al-Badri (30) poses behind the steering wheel of a car after Saudi Arabia eased its restrictions on women drivers in 2018. Photograph: Ahmed Yosri/EPA

Saudi Arabia’s partial lifting of its guardianship law, which it announced on Friday, is a significant step toward the abolition of the practice of ma(...)

US president Donald Trump (right) meets with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC in March 2018. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty/File

US troops, war planes and missile defence batteries are being deployed at the Prince Sultan air base south of the Saudi capital Riyadh as regional ten(...)

 Emirati forces – trained recruits of the Yemeni army – perform combat training in Yemen in 2017. Photograph: Najeeb Almahboobi/EPA

The United Arab Emirates is cutting troop numbers in Yemen and shifting from a “military-first strategy” to a “peace-first strategy” for the war-devas(...)

UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard: ‘There is credible evidence, warranting further investigation of high-level Saudi officials’ individual liability, including the Crown Prince’s.’ File Photograph: Bandar Aldandani/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior Saudi officials should be investigated over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi since the(...)

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